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cc1 test message breaking news tonight. a state of emergency already declared. the blizzard watches ieffect at this hour. the major system. it could be historic. two feet of snow in some places. one governor desperate to avoid a scene like this again. and the new track right now. also breaking, the wild ride on wall l reet. at one point, plummeting more than 500 points. tonight, oil prices. saving you money at the pump, but punishing your savings, and your 401k. sarah palin onstage for donald trump, and addressing her son's arrest on domestic violence charges. >> i guess it's kind of the elephant in the room. >> pointing to the treatment of 24 hours after george clooney spoke out amid the oscar controversy, tonight, members of the academy declaring we are not racists. announced today.
earth? good evening. we begin tonight with a major storm on the way, and some places more than two feet of snow. warnings of zero visibility and damaging winds. 1515 states from arkansas to new jersey under winter storm watches already. washington, d.c., philadelphia, watching closely. and dangerous driving after a system plowed through tennessee. steve osunsami leading us off. >> reporter: tonight we're finding wreck after wreck in near ft. wayne, indiana, where jeremiah lowe helped save a man from an overturned truck. >> i run across the median as fast as i could and i see he's trapped.
deep south, where many just aren't used to the snow and ice, here was today's awful commute. drivers struling to cross an icy overpass north of atlanta, where tonight there's a run on firewood. georgia's governor, hoping to avoid desperate scenes like these from two years ago, has declared a state of emergency in 15 counties. >> in case it happens, we hope we'll be prepared. >> reporter: in durham, sherriff's deputies are going door to door in the cold, checking in on seniors. >> everything okay here? >> oh, yeah. >> all right. >> reporter: but according to the forecast, the place where you really don't want to be is in the mid-atlantic. the nation's capital is bracing for as much two feet of snow by saturday. new york, philly, boston, all watching the track. the city's m mor is handing out these, an army of free snow shovels. in the south, the big concern still is black ice. georgia has put nearly 300 road workers on call. david? >> steve osunsami, leading us off.
this is over the rockies? >> yes, and emerging from the rockies, and overnight it will dig down into the gulf coast, where i think we'll see a severe weather day. and then the cold air, icing western parts of north carolina, then tennessee and snow starting in d.c. on friday, and then winds will crank up. and widespread winter watches across this entire swath. and here's the forecast, look at the cutoff north of long island. new york will get 6 to 12 inches, d.c., 18 to 24 inches. potentially two feet or more in
a tense day on wall street. at one point, down 550 points, closing down near 250 points. rebecca jarvis on how much americans' 401 "k"s have lost since january 1st. >> reporter: tonight, wall street's wild swings set off by plunging oil prices. tanking today to just $26.55 a barrel, the lowest price in more than 12 years. great news for consumers. tonight, the majority of americans paying less than $2 a gallon at the pump. but a significant blow to the energy industry, which already lost 100,000 jobs last year. and now risks losing even more. investors also concerned that a slowdown in china, the world's second largest economy, could trigger a slowdown here in areas like construction, technology, and manufacturing.g. >> the market can handlead news, but not uncertainty.
the stock market turbulence has wiped out more than trillion from share prices. for the typical retirement savings account, that's a loss of nearly $8,300. >> and rebecccc many saying this, though painful, would appear to be a market correction in. >> th's right. stocks are down almost 10%. for those worried, you should know this. the hardest thing to do is the best thing for your money, wait it out. we know, historically, that works out for investors. >> t tnk you. and now to the race for 2016, trump with his biggest lead in new hampshire.
stump for donald trump and talking about the arrest of her son. >> reporter: donald trump is used to driving the news cycle but today sarah palin took the wheel. >> our vets deserve a commander in chief who will let them do their job and go kick isis' ass. >> reporter: mamma grizzly echoing her roaring endorsement for the republican frontrunner. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> reporter: g ging her r ns some of the greatest hits. >> so no, we're not going to chill. in fact, it's time to drill,l, baby, drill down and hold these folks accountable. >> reporter: but today not everything going as planned. the trump campaign announcing palin would be at a morning rally in iowa. the tickets even promising a special guest. but no sign of sarah. >> we were hoping sarah palin would be here. >> reporter: and what happened, , no show? >> no show. >> i was looking forward to seeing her. wondering where shshwent. >> reporter: and palin's
today in tulsa, she brought up her 26-year-old son track's arrest this week for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. >> it's kinf of the elephant in the room. >> reporter: police say track, a veteran, threatened to shoot himself with an ar-15 assault weapon. palin revealing her son is coping with ptsd. saying vets wonder if the president knows what they're gointhough. >> my son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. they come back hardened. i can certainly relate with other families who kind of feel these ramifications of some ptsd and some of the woundedness that our soldiersrso return with. >> reporter: the politician turned reality star. almost! >> reporter: now helping the reality star turned politician. >> reporter: trump grateful though he hedged when pressed on whether he'd pick palin as his running mate. want to do it. i don't think she'd want to do it. you know, i really don't get
i don't even think about vp right now and i just want to win. >> reporter: putting on a brave face, trump's chief rival, senator ted cruz. >> i love sarah palin. >> reporr: cruz's answer to the palin endorsement, two rallies saturday with conservative firebrand glenn beck. and this ad -- cruz in camo hunting with reality superstar phil robertson, from "duck dynasty." >> ted cruz is my man, he fits the bill, he's the man for t job and he will go duck hunting. >> and tod llamas with us. last night, it was a iowa governor seeming to warn against ted cruz. and tonight, bob dole with toughgh words aimed at cruz as ll? >> reporter: that's right. saying cruz is an extremist, and saying if he's the nominee, the losses for the republican party
saying he would pick trump over cruz any day. david?d? >> tom llamas, thank you. on the democratic side, it was just hours before hillary clinton was using an image of trump and palin side by side to fire up her supporters. but would it work in receive? cecilia vega, also in iowa tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the clinton campaign hoping to raise big bucks from that g endorsement. overnight sending out this plea saying, donate to make sure this is nothing more than a bad "snl" skit come to life. for hillary clinton, it is no laughing matter. bernie sanders with his biggest lead yet in new hampshire. and today bill clinton r rht there assessing the damage. >> we're on a home field disadvantage herer >> reporter: the implication, sanders has a leg up in the granite state.
i trust you. >> reporter: in a new ad, clinton highlighting her experience. >> the one candidate for president that has evething it takes to do every part of the job. >> reporter: the vermont senator with the home field advantage once promising to run a positive campaign now says this. >> experience is important. dick cheney had a lot of experience. >> reporter: clinton writing a personal essay. >> thank you. and now to flint, michigan, and the emergency over lead in thewater. tonight, president obama saying
were a parent in flint. now, e-mails being released related to the wawar. and tracking down the former mayor, asking him if he feels responsible. here's alex perez. >> to you, the people cf flint, i say tonight, as i have before, i'm sorry, and i will fix it. >> clean water! >> reporter: the apology seemingly falling on deaf ears. >> it doesn't mean much when people are poisoned. >> reporter: and the governor releasing all e-mails pertaining to the water crisis in flint. it was in april 2014 when they switched to water in the flint river. immediately, some residents complained, and some children tested positive for lead
tonight, we tracked down former flint mayor, who at one point even drank water on tv. do you take responsibility for the leadn the water, for the anger in the community? >> i regret that i didn't act oner, and i take responsibility for that. i continue to think about this every day, and what did i miss? >> reporter: he argues at the time, he was led to believe that other chemicals, not lead, were to blame. and word tonight the state legislature has approved funding for relief efforts. >> thanks. and overseas to what we're now learning about a a deadly attack in pakistan. gunmen, suicide vests, and
at least 20 dead, 50 injured, coming more than a year after the gruesome attack on an elementary school there. here's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it was a massacre. victims rushed one after another from the university. terrified students under siege by the heavily armed militants. a stairway, stained from the attack, a dorm room left bloodied and in shambles. "i was inside and there was s gunfire coming towards us," said this student. "security personnel told us to run, terrorists had entered the university." pakistani troops were quick to respond, killing attackers before their suicide vests could be detonated. it was just a year ago that the pakistani taliban group claiming responsibility for today's attack slaughtered more than 130 children at a grade school in this same area. the dead were mostly the chilhren of pakistani military.
offense against the taliban there, but clearly they remain a huge threat, and sadly once again, have targeted the young. david? >> martha, thank yo back here at home,o a series of deadly avalahes in the west. here's clayton sandell. >> ready? >> reporter: seven seconds into his downhill run, california snowboarder christian michael mares, an avalanche. narrowly missing trees. tumbling downhill, shaken, but alive. >> so that just happened. >> reporter: conditions across the west are ripe for avalanches. two people have been killed this ek. bringing the recent total to seven. every winter an average of 27 people die in avalanches.
says they were trespassing in a closed area. the avalanche last week is in the same area where teams have now called off the search for a ski instructor carson y, missing since thursday. avalanche experts tell us the danger doesn't pass when the snow stops. in some areas avalanches can be triggered all the way into late spring. david? members of the oscar academy saying we're not racist. now, others weighing in. what they're now saying, coming up in a moment. the formeme "sopras" star
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we're going to turn next tonight to the oscar uproar. members of the academy saying we're not racist. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: academy members are speaking out, defending the now controversial oscar votes. saying it's because all of us are racist is outrageous. but quincy jones says all-white nominees for the second year in a row is another embarrassing sequel. and lupita nyong'o says it has her thinking about unconscious prejudice.
suggested to play a role. but others say to look at the big picture. >> the gatekeepers, what we're making and not making. >> reporter: on monday, the academy president saying they're taking dramatic steps to alterer the makeup of the membership. but that will take time. there are more than 6,200 oscar voters, predominantly older white males, and they serve for life. >> thank you. and robin roberts sits down with will smith to talk about this tomorrow morning. that's on "gma." when we come back, 2015, the hottest year on record. the hidden medicalondition now being revealed by jamie lynn sigler. and word today, a ninth planet, larger than earth?
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